UPDATE: Three stolen vehicles thought to be involved in gang’s Co-op ram-raid

The scene at Kirton Co-op this morning
The scene at Kirton Co-op this morning

Police are continuing their search to find the gang behind the ram-raid at Kirton Co-op this morning – following leads on a number of stolen vehicles in connection with the crime.

Drainside South in Kirton has now re-opened after police shut it earlier today. They carried out forensic tests on a white pick-up used to get away from the Station Road site.

Police news.

Police news.

The raiders had used a stolen farm teleporter to rip the cash machine from the wall.

Police are looking for information on the pick-up, teleporter and another pick-up thought to be involved in the crime. It was found burnt out in Grantham today.

Tuesday, 11.30am: Police have closed off Drainside South in Kirton after finding the pick-up truck used during a ram-raid this morning.

Officers say they have discovered the vehicle, used by the raiders who struck at Kirton Co-op in the early hours, and are now carrying out forensic tests at the scene in a bid to trace the culprits.

The Standard understands a structural engineer is on site at the Co-op.

A metal girder was damaged in the shop causing strutural damage to the building.

Tuesday, 8.30am: A cash machine has been stolen from the Co-op in Kirton.

Police said a white Nissan Navara was used to take the ATM from the scene.

They confirmed a farm teleporter had also been stolen and used in the raid.

The alarm was sounded at 3.25am today (Tuesday).

The Navara left the scene heading towards Sutterton.

The store manager was on the scene this morning but did not wish to speak to The Standard.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 22 of November 11.